Teach for America Min Jun Kim http://www.teachforamerica.org/
Our foundation is about…
Providing low-income communities with excellent education through recent college graduate teachers.
Developing leadership in the community to build a better future
Transformational change: changing the lives of children with excellent education
Leadership: develop leaders that see the importance of education and use the available resources to solve problems
Team: inspire each other and support each other to create a bigger impact
Diversity: strive to send teachers to areas that reflect their own backgrounds
Respect & Humility: value others and to be humble by knowing the limitations of our organization
Teach For America is growing the movement of leaders who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education.
I know people who are currently involved with the organization and I have a few friends who aim to join this organization.
I believe education is one of the best ways to solve problems in communities and I strongly support this organization.
Specific Program and Goal
Teach for America provides schools with excellent teachers and the schools do not have to pay the teachers any salary.
This aims to improve the education in low-income communities by providing a free teacher.
Funding to run the organization
College Graduates that wish to commit 2 years after graduating to teaching
Sponsorships to pay the teacher’s salaries
The college graduates are sent to a summer camp where they will learn teaching techniques.
They are evaluated in their field of study and their backgrounds.
Fresh teachers are assigned positions across America to schools that need them.
Money is used to pay the teachers and run the organization.
In just the Los Angeles area, the corps members teach at 107 schools across three school districts.
There are currently 295 corps members serving 21,000 students across Los Angeles, the majority of whom are Latino and African American.
We provide education that increases the chance of the children graduating from College.
More college graduates mean more skilled workers for the community.
We create future contributors to the community and education.
Need of the community
Kids in low-income communities have a very low chance of graduating from college
Low-income communities may not be able to afford to hire new teachers.
There needs to be more community leaders that value and promote education
1 5 million American children face the extra challenges of poverty
Teach for America and the Thinking Foundation
Teach for America
Our organization strives to help children grow intellectually by providing teachers that will aggrandize their wealth of knowledge.
Promotes critical thinking by the use of Thinking Maps model
We aim to provide the best training possible for our recruits in the summer camps and use of Thinking Maps model would be ideal to improve critical thinking of our teachers so that they may explicate critical ideas to students without confounding the students
Values pragmatism in the methods of teaching. To be pragmatic would be to use Thinking Maps model.
If we teach our new recruits the Thinking Maps model, they will be able to supply the Thinking Foundation with mountains of data on the effects of the model
Wishes to gather and analyze evidence that the Thinking Maps model is an effective way of teaching.
Our organization aims to create leadership in communities that strive to promote education
Aims to create leadership through use of Thinking Maps
How to get involved
Easy to donate to our cause using our website.
You can become a sponsor for a teacher to go out and create a positive change.
You can apply to be a staff member at the corps.
Join our facebook/twitter pages and spread the word.